If you’re a Lightroom user and haven’t heard yet, Lightroom 2.2 is out on the street. I have been playing a bit more with some of the cool new features in Lightroom 2 in my workflow. The Adjustment Brush and Gradient Tool are two really powerful features that I had kind of ignored and was still going to Photoshop to use. I recently processed an entire shoot entirely in Lightroom, including retouching too! (More on that shoot later.) Adobe is constantly working to improve Lightroom so that photographers have a tool that is not only powerful, but saves them time as well. I’m hooked on Lightroom.
Speaking of Lightroom, if you had downloaded the beta Camera Profiles from Adobe Labs, the Lightroom 2.2 update includes the final version of those profiles. That means that if you have installed 2.2 then you’ll have to go back and remove the beta profiles. Matt Kloskowski wrote a cool little tutorial on how to remove the old profiles. Here’s the link.
Don’t forget that the D90 Photo Contest opens in just one week! Here’s your chance to send in your best photo (that was shot with the Nikon D90) and enter to win an MB-D80 Battery Grip for your D90! See the Photo Contest page for the official rules and info. Entries will open on January 1st, 2009. The winner will be chosen and announce on February 15th, 2009. Good luck!
That’s it for today. I’m taking the rest of the week off to spend Christmas with my family. I’ll be back here on Monday with some more great photos and gouge. I hope you take some time off as well and enjoy everything that this season has to offer. Have a great week!